Research

NYU Silver at SSWR 2021

Social Work Science for Social Change: 25th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration

NYU Silver faculty and doctoral students will be among the presenters at the Society for Social Work and Research 25th Annual Conference, which is taking place virtually from January 19–22, 2021. 

Of particular significance, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Executive Director Michael A. Lindsey has been selected to present the Aaron Rosen Lecture on Wednesday, January 20. SSWR established the Aaron Rosen Lecture in conjunction with the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis to honor the lifetime achievement of Dr. Rosen and provide the SSWR membership with an annual scholarly lecture that will move the field forward in terms of the integration of practice and research.

On the last evening of the conference, Friday, January 22, Dr. Lindsey will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare along with 11 other distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare. 

Also of note, Associate Professor Darcey Merritt has been invited to serve as a panelist at the Presidential Conversation moderated by SSWR President Luis H. Zayas on Thursday, January 21. In addition, as Chair of SSWR’s Policy Committee, Dr. Merritt coordinated the organization’s Annual Social Policy Forum being held on Friday, January 22 and the Current Events Session being held on January 20. 

Please see our full presentations schedule below.

NYU Silver Presentation Schedule

The following schedule of presentations by or featuring the work of NYU Silver faculty and doctoral students is based on the SSWR 2021 online presentation schedule and is up-to-date as of January 13, 2021. All presentation times are listed in Eastern Standard Time and presenting authors are noted with an asterisk. Co-presenters who are not full-time NYU Silver faculty, students, or researchers are excluded.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

E-Poster Presentations
7:00 AM-11:55 PM

Adolescents – Special Populations (Minority/Indigenous Youth)
51P: The Effect of Interpersonal Relationships on Academic Stress and School Adjustment Among North Korean Refugee Youth in South Korea

  • Sejung Yang, PhD Student

Transition Age Youth/Emerging Adulthood
77P: Recovery Among Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness

  • *Rei Shimizu, PhD Candidate
  • Kiara L. Moore, Assistant Professor
  • Aaron Rodwin, PhD Student
  • Michelle R. Munson, Professor

Social Networks & Supports
137P: A GIS Approach to Understanding Social Networks Among Older Chinese Immigrants in New York City

  • *Yuanyuan Hu, PhD Student
  • Qingwen Xu, Professor

Violence
173P: Parenting and Economic Hardships on Child Abuse: Sociocultural Considerations Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

  • *Pa Thor, PhD Student
  • Sejung Yang, PhD Student
  • Yangjin Park, PhD Student

Criminal Justice System
284P: "I Don't Have the Tools": Perspectives of Court Personnel and Clinicians on Treatment for Domestic Violence Crimes

  • Briana Barocas, Research Associate Professor
  • Sejung Yang, PhD Student
  • Yangjin Park, PhD Student
  • Rei Shimizu, PhD Candidate

Mental Health Treatment and Services
464P: Developing a Measure of Person-Centered Care

  • *Daniel Baslock, PhD Student
  • Victoria Stanhope, Associate Professor

The military family and community
510P: Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Spouses

  • *Yangjin Park, PhD Student
  • Kathrine Sullivan, Assistant Professor

Racial and Ethnic Discrimination
534P: Context Matters: Differential Effects of Discrimination By Environmental Context on Depressive Symptoms Among College Students of Color

  • *Gerri Connaught, PhD Student
  • Ernest Gonzales, Associate Professor

Evaluation Research
578P: Online Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review across Disciplines

  • *Michelle R. Munson, Professor
  • Nicholas Lanzieri, Clinical Associate Professor

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

1:30-2:30 PM

Oral Presentations 24: Young Adults and Mental Health 
Experimental Therapeutics Applied to Young Adult Mental Health Treatment

  • *Michelle R. Munson, Professor 
  • James J. Jaccard, Professor Emeritus
  • Kiara L. Moore, Assistant Professor
  • Rei Shimizu, PhD Candidate
  • Aaron Rodwin, PhD Student

2:45-3:45 PM 

Oral Presentations 57: Social Work Research on the Transition from Active Duty to Veteran
The Relationship between Military Transition Factors and Family Functioning: Hierarchical Linear Regression to Test Elements of Military Transition Theory in a Sample of Post 9-11 Veterans

  • Kathrine Sullivan, Assistant Professor

Oral Presentations 48: Trauma and Stress: In and Out of Medical Contexts

  • Moderator: Ramesh Raghavan, Professor

4:00-5:00 PM 

Aaron Rosen Lecture

  • Michael A. Lindsey, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Executive Director

6:30-7:30 PM

Oral Presentations 114: Psychiatric disabilities and comorbidities: issues and innovations
Association of Vision Impairment with Suicide Ideations, Plans, and Attempts Among Adults in the United States

  • Jung Hyun Park, PhD Student

Oral Presentations 119: Generational and Intergenerational Mental Health
The Intergenerational Affect of Depression: The Mediating Effect of Parental Aggravation

  • *Yangjin Park, PhD Student
  • Pa Thor, PhD Student
  • Sejung Yang, PhD Student

Oral Presentations 117: Housing instability and homelessness
Community Integration When Moving on from Permanent Supportive Housing

  • *Kristen Gurdak, PhD Student

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:15-2:15 PM

Oral Presentations 148: Suicide
Dynamic Impact of Parental Closeness on Suicidal Trajectories: The Moderating Role of Future Orientation

  • Michael A. Lindsey, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Executive Director

3:45-4:45 PM

Other Events 159: Presidential Plenary
A Presidential Conversation: Advancing Your Career in Uncertain Times

  • Panelist: Darcey Merritt, Associate Professor

5:00-6:00 PM

Symposia 168: Understanding Effectiveness and Participant Experiences of a Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness
Participant Experiences with a Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness

  • Kristen Gurdak, PhD Student

Oral Presentations: 179 Peers and Mentors: Friend or foe?

  • Moderator: Michelle R. Munson, Professor

Friday, January 22, 2021

1:15-2:15 PM

Oral Presentations 220: Serious Mental Illness

  • Moderator: Rohini Pahwa, Associate Professor 

Structural, Functional and Experiential (SFE) Model of Community for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses: Implications for Community Integration and Recovery

  • *Rohini Pahwa, Associate Professor 

Roundtables 211: Conducting Social Work Research Using an Experimental Therapeutics Approach

  • Speaker: Ramesh Raghavan, Professor
  • Speaker: Michelle R. Munson, Professor

 3:45-4:45 PM

Oral Presentations 248: HIV/AIDS 2
Integrating Harm Reduction, Critical Race Theory, and Self-Determination Theory to Advance Interventions for Black and Latinx Persons Living with HIV Not Well-Engaged in HIV Care Nor Virally Suppressed

  • Sabrina Cluesman, PhD Student
  • Marya Gwadz, Professor and Associate Dean for Research
  • Robert L. Hawkins, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

5:00-6:00 PM

Oral Presentations 284: Examining and promoting the wellbeing of LGBTQ youth
Differential Protective Influence of Mentorship on the Long-Term Mental Health of Sexual Minority Young Adults with Depression Who Do and Do Not Receive Counseling

  • Michael A. Lindsey, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Executive Director

Symposia 261: Home Visiting and Relations with Family Engagement and Outcomes: Implications for Social Work Practice
Fathers' and Mothers' Beliefs and Expectations about Fathers' Participation in Perinatal Home Visiting

  • Neil B. Guterman, Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor

6:15-7:30 PM

ASWSW New Fellows Induction Ceremony

  • Michael A. Lindsey, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Executive Director